Gallery 21



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Organic Symphony

  • Gallery 21 115 West 21st Street Norfolk, VA, 23517 United States (map)

Join us for the Opening Reception of our next exhibit, 
Saturday, April 28th
Organic Symphony, Featuring: Karen Rudd 

Artist Statement
Using flora and fauna, I brush, smear, glob, drip and scrape lush and explosive environments into existence. The works are charged with opulent color, intricate patterning, bold line, vegetative density, disparate forms and hyper exaggeration. There is frequent repetition of similar lines, colors and symbols that either brings me comfort and a sense of order, or, a distress of maintaining that balance between control and chaos. Each painting travels through surprise, joy, doubt, despair, clarity, mystery and ends as a snap shot of the process. I evoke the method of nature and creation rather than provide a pictorial likeness. Rid your minds and fill your eyes with these layered compositions and remember the bottomless depth of the natural realm.

Earlier Event: March 17
Lost in Art
Later Event: June 9
Medieval Romantique Reveries